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ah, ah, with our top headlines here on our t, russia and china jointly, coal on the western powers, to stop expanding nato, saying the alliance is continued eastward push is creating tensions reminiscent of the cold war. you just come out and say this expect us just to believe it. without you showing a shred of evidence that it's actually true. the usaa state departments folks post and grilled by journalists for failing to provide evidence for us claim that a rusher is preparing a false flag attack as a pretext to invade you crate and to the u. k. where household electricity bills are about to saw by more than 50 percent. it's off to the regulated lift, a priced cap, potentially plunging millions of people into fuel pulpits in con,
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imagine here if choosing between the feeding myself and my family or heating. if this is another increase, this is another bird and government with a lot of stories making waves in the world today. welcome to them. it's salty and so the russian president vladimir putin on his chinese counterpart have put together a nato to stop it's expansion. they want a failure to do so will aggravate a cold war mentality. reporting now with the latest from beijing nazi's ecos. well, a friendly and cordial outcome from the meeting between the russian president vladimir putin and his chinese counterpart teaching thing was headache specter. but to find out that the to lead is the i to, i own so many things on so many topics and multiple d ones. i was somewhat remarkable, i should say. and again,
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the key outtake here is that china agrees that nato should stop expanding. the parties oppose the further expansion of nato and call for the north atlantic alliance to refrain from ideological approaches from the time of the cold war. we urge nato to respect sovereignty security and to deal with a peaceful development of other governments objectively in fairway. the jing has also revealed that it shares moscow's concerns and that it supports most of the demands for some actual guarantees from the military alliance over security that would be put on facebook in turn. russia has said that as we treated its dedication to the principle that china is one nation and that taiwan is an integral part of china. and any sort of independence for the island is absolutely out of the question. also the 2 nations, russia and china have called worrisome the formation of a trilateral pact between the u. s. the u. k. and australia. it's called elk us.
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and just a quick reminder for you basically its main purpose. is it for the u. s. and the u . k, to help australia to bolster its capability, including in the nucleus, fear. so both nations, russia and china have called this worrisome and that it is undermining regional and indeed global security. but it wasn't just politics that was on the table. business was discussed as well. brushes, energy, john gas room has signed a deal according to which it will ship a $100000000.00 metric tons of gas to china through cassock stuff. so again, the big development russian energy companies are already seeing a rise in their stock prices following this piece of new. but again, this is the initial meeting between the 2 lead as it didn't. it didn't last long. and after that, vladimir putin and changing things. they left their entourage behind and they proceeded to have a ted talks just the 2 of them over lunch and what is yet to come. vladimir putin
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is said to witness the opening ceremony of the winter olympic games off rule officially. this is why he's here, this is why he's in the chinese capital. and i just a bit later on the program here on our t, alexia shasky, reports from beijing on how the olympic games have sadly old ready, fulton victim to politics. ah, for now on the program are russia is accusing washington of making things up again that's after the u. s. alleged, they would be a false flag operation in ukraine to create a pretext for invasion. the like, where evidence for the latest claim though, has certainly left some journalists just a little bit confused. what is the evidence that you have that suggested that the russians are even planning with mat? i'm not saying that they're not, but you just come out and say this and expect us to still to, to believe it without you showing a shred of evidence that it's actually true. although them, when i ask,
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or what anyone else asked what the information you said while i just gave it to you, which was just you making a statement, we do so we declassify information only when we're confident in that information. if you doubt, if you doubt the credibility of u. s. government, of the british government, of other governments and wanna, you know, find solace and information that the russians are putting out. that is i, that is for you to do. we are not surprised by the new creative scenario outlined by the press secretaries of the u. s. department of state on the u. s. department of defense on february, the 3rd about russia's alleged preparation of an operation under false flag against ukraine. this is typical of united states. the international community remembers the forgeries, the u. s. use for their military interventions around the world, including the well known file of calling poll. we now have us intelligence officials who are coming forward and saying that russia is planning to develop a propaganda video. now the state department spokesperson was pressed on this
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specific evidence supporting the video claims on ned price said that once the white house is sure this information is accurate, then they will disclose what evidence they have. now, there has been a barrage of headlines and accusations from western leaders against russia over the last several weeks. and russia has responded with com to many of these allegations . now at this point, we've got kremlin spokesperson dmitri past gob who has pointed out that there had just been so many claims that over the last few weeks and most of them and all of them really have not added up to anything, were turned into anything that could be proven you ukraine now says the situation along the border with it's a breakaway eastern regions is not as tense as it's being portrayed the president even urging the media to dial down the panic. we spoke with investigative journalist, a, david lindell who gave us his take on washington's claim of a russian false flag attack and ukraine. i had to laugh when the, the,
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the spokesman was saying, you know, when we released these intelligence things, we're always, we always to wait till we're sure. they've released a lot of stuff over the years. and in recent years and months that's been brazenly untrue. and, and that including, you know, during the attempted counter, coos against them, maduro government and venezuela. poignantly faults from the u. s. intelligence agencies. so for them to say that is just laughable. meanwhile, the u. s. government says it does not believe that it may putin has decided whether or not to go to war. the white house on state department are starting to qualify their language after previously insisting an invasion of ukraine was quote, imminent. putin has a lot of options available to him if he wants to further invade ukraine, and he can execute some of those options, eminently when we said it was eminent,
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it remains imminent. but again, we can't make a prediction of what decision president will make. we said he could invade at any time. that's true. we still don't know. these made a decision. you're not describing it. i haven't. and over a week the white house, we did not use the word imminent in terms of invasion, that perspective changeable. so i, i think there's been some confusion around this because we've always been consistent that in so far as we know, vladimir putin has not made a final decision. so until and unless he makes a final decision to end date, this will not be imminent. one of the major reasons is that jen, saki has had to walk back the word imminent regarding a possible russia, they acclaimed russian military invasion of ukraine. so lensky was an i had a press conference and said that this was counter productive to the interest of
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ukraine. it wasn't about to happen. and so i think that the us and the white house looked completely deranged and out of place. and this kind of, this kind of disconnect between the us and its allies, makes for the rest of the world to sit back and and dos everything that the us is doing. and it makes us look more and more adventurous and reckless. just tony temp on the out here at moscow. unicef says 6 children were killed at the time. the u. s . conducted a special operation in northwest syria, a president biden hale that mission a success, claiming islamic chiefs, excuse me, the chief i should say. it was on the state, had been eliminated. forces carried out the operation with their signature preparation and precision. and i directed the department of defense to take every precaution possible to minimize civilian casualties. unicef confirms that at least
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6 children were killed and one girl was badly injured overnight in the border town of asthma in the northwest of syria due to heavy violence. meanwhile, the pentagon says 2 children and a woman were killed during the raid when the isis lida reportedly blew himself up. we spoke with juliet tumor of unicef, she told us the surgeon fighting is taking a deadly told, particularly on the most of us. when we have seen an escalation and violence in that area, what this means is that the children paid 1st and they pay most. and if we compare the number of casualties of children during the month of january in comparison to, let's say, december last year, the number is certain the higher. and this have been the case since the beginning of the year. and this has got to stop children continue to be the 1st and most to pay in this 11 year long conflict. we call an old fight and all parties to the
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conflicts in syria to stop the fighting for the sake of serious children and its future. let me, well have a look at this right here videos, most of what said to be the helicopter. us tomatoes were forced to blow up during that, right. you can see what's left of it. officials deny it crashed over shot down. they say the crew is safe. a motel is not with our senior correspondent, but i guess locals have described these speech battle that took place at the one a m, just after midnight, syrian thought. and that lasted for hours and in which, presumably these half a dozen children as well as for women, were killed as well as the leader of isis. a boy, abraham, me, al, has she, me, i crazy. she locals. describe how helicopters hovered in the air. soon as i let them in, there were helicopters flying at low altitude, about 4 or 5 aircraft. then we saw soldiers landing the soldiers targets as
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a house near where i live. the house was surrounded. they spoke through loud speakers telling everyone to surrender or the house would be destroyed. then the fighting started near or inside the house for about an hour the helicopter carried at 4 or 5 machine gun attacks on the house skin of okay ma'am and allah, we were preparing to go to sleep. and suddenly we heard wind and the sound of helicopters on my aunt went to see what was going on. she found the sky totally red . and they asked us through loudspeakers to go out. we did that, but then they searched us and hank of my father, they asked our names and what we knew about our neighbor. we said we didn't know anything. they asked us to move to the neighboring house and started rating ours. and the united states says that he designated a suicide vest, while together with members of his family, we still have no r verified information as to how will these children perish? these are civilians, as well as women, whether it was american miss aus 5 by helicopters. small arms fire by us special
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forces on the ground, or indeed at this suicide vest. what we know is that these casualties have occurred . multiple sources of said this, including unicef. this information about civilian casualties, while tragic comes at that, especially bad time for, for biden, whose administration has been rattled, or by, by calls for resignations, as well as accountability following the, the deadly drones striped in afghanistan in kabul in august. and just a week ago, lloyd austin, the secretary of defense, had ruled, had issued a call for the pentagon to form rules to do more, to prevent collateral damage, will, will civilian casualties. because he says that doesn't represent the values of the united states or its partners. and he called in the pentagon to come up with concrete measures on how the pentagon should conduct war whilst minimizing civilian
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casualties. bit earlier, we joined author nicholas davies to discuss military rates like this one in syria. the united states as being a war and all these countries in the middle east, the greater middle east for over 20 years. to think that, you know, these couple that we have recently had, somehow unique in the fact that they killed civilians is, is just to be, would be utterly credulous. a lavish ceremony is now underway in beijing for the opening of the 2022 winter olympics. though there's plenty of controversy bubbling below the surface, several countries of refuse to send diplomats to the ceremony. with some even accusing china of spying on their athletes. let's go more now from the host city. with correspondent alexia chef, ski. for decades, the international olympic committee claimed that sports has nothing to do with
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politics and all the games, all the olympic games are absolutely free of politics, but in the case of aging 2022 games, it seems like it's a 3 way abas, where politics, sports and cove it come into one now of course we know about the political boy caught several states and not willing to send their leadership into the opening ceremony of the beijing when to 2022 games. those the countries include, of course, the united states, also canada, u. k. and australia jumped in now in the latest news. also denmark and the netherlands refused to send their diplomats to attend the opening ceremony. even the athletes who are going, getting bombarded by the press not to use their phones not to open their mouths and be extremely wary off the fact that they will probably be surveilled upon by the chinese government and summer. even taking
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a step to 5 bill. any george soros even come tad seating, been the leader of china to adult hitler saying that these games are a good chance for him to use his strict control propaganda. just like out of hitler did in 1936 olympics just before the start of the 2nd world war. now let's of course, not forget the issue of russia, but dissipation in these games. russia is not allowed to fly its flag because of the water decision at several years back. in fact, 2022 is the last year that russia can perform at international competitions under a different name on the different flag in this case. just like in tokyo, it will be r o c and one of the prominent wind to athletes of russia's history, figure skating olympic champion. let's say you're good in launched an online petition saying that enough is enough that athletes already suffered enough and that the country should be allowed to fly its flag and thing its national anthem in
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the olympics. the petition has already been signed by more than 40000 people. anti covered masses of course, have been pretty strict in the chinese capital, but tolerable wilka especially compared to the arrival when at the airport. the tests were really, really difficult to take, but now every day i leave the hotel, i have to take a p, c r test. and i'm going to show you just exactly how easy it is to make hello the press. i have to print is mine station and now time for some fun sitting in a booth and doing my test now. that's it. very simple. and pretty much every half hour. this little chap here is traversing
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across the hotel space, disinfecting the air. everything is pretty much automated here in beijing. ah, of course i'll be keeping track of everything happening here in beijing for you. alexey ruskie r t reporting from the olympic capital of went to 22 games, beijing in china. while at this point on china's cove and measures of apparently affected one russian by athlete, she's complained about health problems due to the quality of the food given to her in a quarantine hotel. that's where she ended up off the testing positive cove on arrival in china. so we spoke to alexia good in the 2002 olympic figure skating champa. he's now also though that of a commentator at the beijing games, he talked to us about the issue of how perhaps restrictions are affecting the athletes. i honestly don't mind about masks. i don't mind about the quarantine. of
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course, it's a pity for the athletes. but in my opinion, it's better this way than there being no competition at all as a former athletes and the person who understands what athletes go through. i would be happy to wear space suit if i had to in order to compete. i would take any tests in the nose, mouth ear, wherever, as long as this sports festival takes place. it seems to me that athletes don't really notice all these tests bubbles and so on, because it's part of their daily routine to train and perform. the main thing is to be safe. you can watch other fold, interview with alexia. good in or on our correspondence, alexia shasky is social media. web pages will energy bills for british households are about a surge by an average of $700.00 pounds a year. is off the national regulator lifted a price cap. it's raise the specter of mass fuel poverty at
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a time when energy firms are cashing in on near record fuel prices are correspondent shadowy, was dashti report eating or heating dye. lemme wasn't enough people in britain and now worry they might not be able to do either. that was the energy price comp rise by 54 percent in april to just shy of 2000 pounds. of course it worries me because, you know, as a worker and government worker, we don't have enough salary. and if this is another increase, that's another burden to you know, to comply with the payments for the energy we're paying to most for our particular days on the, on the bread line and poverty. you know, i can't imagine me like a risk choosing between feeding myself and my family or heating and keeping tens of millions of households will face paying 693 pounds more making bills almost double
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what they were just a year ago. the changes will have a chilling effect on people's finances, so the government has unveiled a support package. what we can do is take the sting out of a significant points shop for millions of families by making sure that the increase in prices is smaller initially, and spread over a longer period without government in 10 pension. the increase in the price tap would leave the average household having to find an extra $693.00 pounds. the actions i'm announcing today will provide to the vast majority of household just over half of that amount. as we come out of koby to be face a real cost of living, crunch, particularly in energy. and the government has to help people. so what richie has announced is a 9000000000 pound package to help people with the cost of their energy. and then $27000000.00 households will benefit from a council tax rebate with $150.00 pounds and then
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a $200.00 pound loan on top of that. and while that may sound read simple, it's actually somewhat limited to next dog and includes a discount on pills, wealth $200.00 pounds. only. it's not a freebie. it will have to be repaid and 40 pounds installments. there's obviously not enough. i think the bill is going up by more than $200.00 pounds, so it's going to make some difference. but unless they find other mechanisms to helping those people on benefits and very low income, most people are going to find it hard as a proportion of a low income, much, much bigger than it is to somebody on hiring. none of this needs to be at least $4500.00 the regulators calculation is based on soaring gas prices due to a high global demand. but brits are paying for it. only cat this u. k. gas exports have doubled in again, information on natural gas exports was tucked away in government files indicating
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sales of british gas. so from the nazi and oversee, have increased twice compared to the year before. and what small it's shipped off to foreign buyers willing to pay more. it will probably come as a surprise to many people that when gas as i watering the expensive gas exports from britain to the continent have been unusually high. the reason is very simple. the gas doesn't belong to britain or the british people, even if brits are in dire need. actually, the energy cap announcement came on the same day as shell was celebrating, a 14 fold rise and profit a mid soaring prices for gas with shareholders lining up for a bumper pay day. 2021 was a momentous year for shell. well, the energy price cap may lead you to believe that some sort of deficit. actually the market is so lucrative that the government hasn't waited a moment for yet another oil feel to be approved. and given the not so green light, just 2 months after cop 26, by the way. mean all the energy companies don't even have to pay
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a winful tax. so the price caps, or $693.00 pounds, for dual fuel homes to 1971 pounds, making energy on affordable. 2 millions. why the hell is that the government considering the windfall tax on runaway north sea profits? he's not asking the oil and gas companies who are making the most of all this to pay a single penny towards this needs to be addressed and the government should, with this so much harder to unfold. i think, you know, when companies it give them the choice of making money, they go to that. well, it seems like forest choices from is that gas bills would be cheaper post bricks. it was just smoke and mirrors because to the poor in the u. k. the cost of living squeeze is as bad as fit, although the worst is yet to come. charge edwards dusty, ot london. we heard from cram seeka
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a member of the house of lords representing the opposition labor party. he said energy farmers are more than happy to leave their customers in the cold due to historic profits that are pouring in the last decade that yuki oil and gas companies are paid out 200000000000 pound in dividends. are the irony is that the u . k. does call it even produce enough electricity to meet its own needs. it has to import it from places like island, trans belgium, and so on. it is same with the energy companies who deal with the retailing of energy. and what's happened is that the energy companies have reduced their storage capacity, so that means people are exposed to price instability and supply swings. and indeed food prices are also rising. so it is really, really devastating. and the other point to remember is this $693.00 pound increases, the 1st installment further increases to come in autumn this year. and i am afraid
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we will see some deaths from cold and possibly from malnutrition as well before long. well according to the u. n's, urban prosperity index, moscow is the best city in the world in terms of quality of life and the level of infrastructure development. smarties are. saskia tele takes us in a quick whirlwind tour of the russian capital. welcome to moscow de bessie on us as a fame associate, son goes okay. okay, fine sod, best according to the un ah, infrastructure took 8 huge downtown in the report, and there was no batteries on the why. then the metro, the busiest in europe, it's is amazing combination of convenience and beauty. now this why here that you might look facia, they're not keen on us filming inside, but trust me, it's like
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a bull room downstairs. it's got multiple columns. i'm shown to live. so it does make the morning commute a bit less of a grind. a friend one visit to be i'm looking through this, the most iconic move in the whole country. and she said to me, which shot you my question plans here, and we have electricity to imagine. it's not just the choice, the level of subs who's unlike anything that might see monument in london. hong kong, most shops are open until 10 pm, some even later, many food shops of 27. when moscow did beat out all the competition was in quality of light, meaning medical, cab, education, public spaces, safety and culture, no full culture. most tourists will probably only think of the famous centuries old bell soy theater. did you know that in moscow there are over 170 theaters and pre
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pandemic coffee. 14000000 thea, to visit on you late. no, roughly, that means that every single moscow resident went to see a pay. you'll come sit 4 times a year, floyd or a lot. we don't survive on bush and vodka. this area right here is the capital's restaurant. mecca might not look like march, but then again, it is a pretty shitty weekday. come here on a friday in july and you won't be able to move so no armed guns stood, don't roam the streets, the buzz generally stick to siberia. and it's not all grey and crumbling. moscow is now it's colorful, it's full of energy. but then there are quiet moments like this too. it's a city that never sleeps and now it is official, one of the best in the world. but don't just take my word for it. come and see if yourselves. thanks for joining us here on out to you to national wrapping up this i
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was news cost a lie from moscow. thanks for joining us. more story still the con. when we were a ton, that'll be in about half an hour with with join me every posted on the alex simon. sure. i'll be speaking to guess of the world politics sport business. i'm show business. i'll see you then. for fever over ukraine continues unabated with the u. s. and u. k. taking the lead. however, not only from members on or even ukraine is attempting to dampen expectations of an armed conflict with russia. will washington in london, get their way with
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spotify was asked to take sides, and they have chosen to go, rogan know, at least for now, that is a joe rogan and as expected, a number of a liberal artist and pod casters have reacted by, materially pulling their content, while this is not having an effect on users, however, the latest assault to take done. rogan is that through the dollar, the gym door joined us to discuss how all of this will matter in the long term. and if a president society has a rendered the 1st amendment of the constitution, a sham, here in the united states and thinking of amendment, president joe biden is a new york to tackle the arising violent crimes happening history to cross america, however, is his solution. an assault on the 2nd amendment, and will it faced the same doom as almost every other piece of legislation from the ministration. when put the legal test, we will give you the 360 view with our panel.


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